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Navigation Multiple Answer Questions

Compiled by Riju Jocelyn and Mradul Sharma

1. Assuming the
adjoining figure
represents the
cross section of
the Earth, What
does PA best

(a) Spherical Triangle

(b) Geographic Latitude
(c) Geocentric Latitude

(d) Difference in Latitude

2. The true Departure of a vessel undergoing plane

sailing lies in the
(a) Initial Latitude

(b) Final Latitude

(c) Mean Latitude

(d) Middle Latitude

3. The distance between two vessels on the

surface of the Earth on latitude 0500 is 300
Nautical Miles. Assume that both vessels take a
Southerly course with the same speed. After a
certain period of time the distance between them
is 300 Nautical Miles. Find the Dlat made by the
vessels(Time != 0 seconds)
(a) 00500

(b) 01500

(c) 010z00

(d) 02000

4. Natural Scale of a chart is the :

(a)Ratio of the scales of two charts
(b)Ratio of the distance between two points on a given chart to that on
the chart catalogue
(c)Ratio between the two points on the chart to the same two points
on earth
(d)Ratio between two points on the chart to that on the celestial

5. Great Circle courses are used for navigation on:

(a) Gnomonic Charts

(b) Conical Charts

(c) Mercator Chart

(d) Zenithal Charts

6. If the TRUE BEARING of an object is 006(T) and time is

007 (G), the gyro error is :
(a) 1 Low

(b) 1 West

(c) 1 High

(d) 1 East

7. Brightness of a star observed from the earth is best

denoted by :
(a) Stellar Magnitude

(b) Apparent Magnitude

(c) Absolute Magnitude

(d) None of the above

8. The Centre of the celestial Sphere is at the centre of

(a) Earth

(b) Solar System

(c) Universe

(d) Ecliptic

9. Ecliptic intersects the equinoctial at the first point of

Aries when:
(a) the sun crosses the equinoctial from east to west
(b) the sun crosses the equinoctial from west to east
(c) the sun crosses the equinoctial from north to south
(d) the sun crosses the equinoctial from south to north

10. A great Circle course when plotted on a Mercator

chart is represented by a:
(a) curved line

(b) hyperbola

(c) straight line

(d) circle

BY RIJU (01-10)

11. For which distances given will you not use plane
(a) 00930

(b) 005

(c) 011

(d) 006

12. On which point(s) of the earth will the rational horizon

extend to the equator?
(a) Celestial South pole

(b) Celestial North Pole

(c) Point of Aries

(d) Celestial North and South


13. Ecliptic is the path of the sun around the earth taken
for every
(a) Day

(b) year

(c) Season

(d) Fortnight

14. How many great circles can pass through any two
points on the earth given that it is not the extreme points
of the diameter .
(a) Infinite

(b) Two

(c) 360

(c) One

15. Find the dlat for a ship sailng from latitude 100E to
(a) 200 W

(b) 200 E

(c) 160 E

(d) 160 W

16. to find the angle of dip, we require a

(a) Nories Tables
(c) Calculator

(b) Nautical Almanac

(d) None of the above

17. S25W is a
(a) Quadrantal Course

(b) 360 Notation

(c) Compass Course

(d) Gyro Course

18. Meridonial parts is the length between the equator

and the equator and the latitude on the:
(a) Latitude scale

(b) Longitude Scale

(c) Meter scale

(d) Natural scale

19. Approximately 1/10,000 part of a meridian between

the equator and the poles is a :
(a) Stature Mile

(b) Nautical Mile

(c) Kilometer

(d) Geographical mile

By Mradul [11-19]